An improvised recipe…

… that I thought you may enjoy, too! I guess you stay at home a lot these days, certainly more than you did in the past, due to the pandemic and the occasional lockdowns in every part of this planet. Although we, knitters, know only too well how to make the best of our staying-inside time, you’ll agree with me that we also spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen as well! Creativity knows no boundaries!

Yesterday afternoon was one of these days. There is a curfew during the weekends in our area: we must all be at home by 18.00 amd so we were. Although I did lots of housework during the morning, taught a distance learning class in the early afternoon and did some knitting in my current wip, I just had the need to make something sweet as a treat to my family and so I opted for an easy jam of winter fruits. Note that this is a totally improvised recipe, although I bet you all have apples, oranges, lemons and carrots in the kitchen!

If this is the case here is the recipe:

You will need:

  • 1 carrot
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 apples
  • 5 oranges
  • 1 cinnamon stick,
  • 1 tbs of ground ginger
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs whiskey
  • 500gr caster sugar.

Once you have washed and towel-dried all the fruits and the carrot, you will:

  • Grate the carrot and the apples
  • Peel the 4 oranges and cut all 5 of them into VERY thin slices (the peel of the 5th orange adds so much flavour)
  • Add the lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients in your recipient and cook at VERY low heat (you don’t want to kill those boosting vitamins, do you?) for 1 hour and a half approx.
  • Once the jam is ready, let it cool and keep it in a #jar in the fridge (we must do that because we use considerably less sugar than in a usual jam recipe, but apples are a source of natural #pectine which helps our jam thicken naturally and prevents from using an unhealthy amount of sugar. Anyway, I bet you’ll consume this in less than 2 months ( it is so #tasty)
  • Enjoy!

Hope you all have a great Sunday (well. what’s left of it , anyway)! Stay safe and healthy, till next time!

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